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Concordia-Chicago's strength and conditioning degree program earns recognition by key national association11/28/2018
Concordia University Chicago’s Master of Science in applied exercise science–strength and conditioning was recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). The NSCA ERP recognizes and distinguishes schools with standardized, approved strength and conditioning or personal training curricula in undergraduate and graduate settings designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) and NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.
Concordia University Chicago’s University Band presents their annual Christmas concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. The free, festive performance will be held in the Chapel of Our Lord on campus.
A team of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students have come in first place in the Chicago IEEEXtreme 24-Hour Programming Competition, for the third time in four years. Their performance in the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) contest placed them 30th in the United States and 426th in the world—in the top 10 percent—out of 5,155 teams. Student teams from CUC captured the top seven places among competitors from universities in and around Chicago. CUC also debuted its first-ever all-women programming team, which finished 84th in the United States and 915th in the world, among the top 20 percent.
The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Zumbandi Baani,” an exhibit of contemporary abstract paintings, drawings, collage and mixed-media works by Gretchen Beck. The free, public exhibition will be on display from Nov. 19 to Dec. 15.
The Collective at Concordia University Chicago presents “The Nerd,” a play by Larry Shue. Directed by CUC student Katie Rub, the production will run Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park, IL.
The Wind Symphony of Concordia University Chicago will perform their home concert on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., following a tour of Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. The Kapelle will perform their home choral concert on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., following a tour of Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. The free concerts will take place in the University’s Chapel of Our Lord.
Rev. Dr. Daniel Lee Gard, Rear Admiral USN (Retired), President of Concordia University Chicago, has announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Concordia University Chicago’s combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment reached an all-time historic record of 6,005 students this fall. A significant milestone for new incoming students was reached as the University welcomed its largest freshman class ever—395 students. The previous high enrollment for freshmen was in 2013 when 387 enrolled. The combined new freshman and transfer students set a historic record as well, with 512 enrolling.